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Somalia Drought Crisis - Water Price Monitoring: Middle Shabelle Region, Somalia, November 2017

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Background

The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

November data collection in Middle Shabelle was conducted through a quantitative survey between 26 - 29 November, focusing only on those waterpoints in the region that are charging for water. The assessment has followed the official district boundaries of the region.

All prices are shown in US Cents for 90L of water. This is the daily amount used by a household of six members, consuming the minimum Sphere standard of 15L water per person per day. Price changes are subject to exchange rate.

Key Findings

  • This factsheet presents information collected from seven waterpoints in Jowhar and two waterpoints in Balcad districts in Middle Shabelle region.

  • There was reportedly no change in prices from October to November in all the assessed waterpoints in Middle Shabelle.

  • Only 11% of the assessed waterpoints in Middle Shabelle were not treated at the distribution point. The majortiy (89%) were chlorinated.